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George W. Jones, Printer Laureate

Wallis, Lawrence

ISBN 10: 090281320X / ISBN 13: 9780902813205
Published by The Plough Press, 2004
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Brand New Book - still in publishers shrink wrap. George W. Jones (1860-1942) was one of the most respected and celebrated fine printers of his generation. This book is the first extensive review of his life and work and fills an important gap in the literature of graphic design and printing history. Jones entered the printing industry as an apprentice in 1873 and by 1889 was an independent printer and publisher in London. He was an early user of the Linotype composing machine and a vanguard exponent of trichromatic halftone letterpress printing, producing the first British book to be illustrated by this process. In 1911 Jones established the enterprise known famously as the Sign of the Dolphin. Books were produced for such notable publishers as the Nonesuch Press and the Limited Editions Club. Jones was appointed printing adviser to the British arm of the Linotype organization in 1921. He was directly responsible for the creation of several distinguished typefaces including Granjon, Estienne and Georgian. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, 128 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 3812

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Title: George W. Jones, Printer Laureate

Publisher: The Plough Press

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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Limited to 45 copies, hand-bound by The Fine Bindery of Wellingborough and containing original samples of George W. Jones' printing. The samples, loosely contained in the separate portfolio, are four leaves from The Canterbury Tales, two leaves from The Georgics of Vergil, two leaves from Two Centuries of Typefounding, one leaf from Pearl, and one leaf from A Calendar for the Year 1923. Also, two copies of the dust jacket for this book are in the portfolio. This book provides the first extensive study of the life and work of George W. Jones and fills a gap in the literature of printing. Not in Leaf Book - Chalmers . With a printed label mounted on the front pastedown giving the information about this special edition. This label is hand-numbered and signed by the author. vi , 128 pages. half-leather, marbled paper boards, stiff paper portfolio, all in slipcase. 8vo. with 4to. portfolio.

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